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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village in Guam

Earthquake location 13.5369S, 144.7538WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village in Guam. The epicenter was at a depth of 105.82 km (66 miles). Global time and date of event 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 13:49:57 / December 29, 2019 @ 1:49 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006znj. Unique identifier: us70006znj. The temblor was reported at 23:49:57 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 144.7538° East, 13.5369° North, depth 105.82 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Merizo Village, Inarajan Village, Umatac Village. Earthquake epicenter was 9 km (6 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km NNW of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.7538° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5369° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNW of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village, Guam Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-29 13:49:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-14 19:36:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.123 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006znj Id of event.
Event Code 70006znj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006znj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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